Geoff Johns to Write/Produce Stargirl TV Series for DC Streaming

Thanks to Key Collectors Comics for sending the news directly from SDCC. Geoff Johns has been tapped to write and produce a TV series based off the Stargirl character he created for DC. 

 

Stargirl, aka Courtney Whitmore, first appears in DCU Heroes Secret Files Issue #1 before getting her own series with Stars and S.t.r.I.p.e #0

From Deadline.com:

Barely a month after stepping down as DC Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns already has the inaugural TV project for his new first look producing deal with Warner Bros ready to go – and it is one close to the Doomsday Clock author’s heart.

Teaming up again with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Johns will pen and executive produce a Stargirl series for the OTT DC Universe service.

Announced at a Comic-Con Spotlight panel on Johns just now, Stargirl is the sixth series overall for the digital subscription service and its fourth live action offering. The 2019 premiering 13-episode reimaging of the teen Courtney Whitmore superhero will be produced by WBTV, Johns’ Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.

Obviously, Stargirl was first character I created for DC,” Johns told me Thursday of the 1999 debuting stepdaughter of the Star-Spangled Kid. “Most important, Courtney Whitmore was inspired by my sister who passed away,” he added. “To have an opportunity to tell a story celebrating this superhero was literally the first thing I wanted to do because it is so personal to me. Also, a character that speaks to being young, to a legacy and to pushing forward seems so important to me nowadays.”

In the new series, the plan is high school student Whitmore bands together with the Justice Society of America to fight villains, past and present. Stargirl joins Titans and Doom Patrol as live action projects Johns is EPing with Greg Berlant and Sarah Schechter for the DC Universe service.The pickup of Stargirl brings Berlanti Productions’ record-breaking portfolio to 15 live-action series

The Stargirl news was made public in a SDCC spotlight panel where Johns also announced a new Shazam! comic series he will write and a first look at the Batman: Three Joker series that the DC Black Label imprint will be publishing. As well as playing the Titians trailer that was unveiled earlier today, Johns also dropped some new art from The Watchmen meets Batman and Superman and more Doomsday Clock #6, which is out next week, and artist Gary Franks.

Striking a big presence here at SDCC, the DC Universe service is targeting a fall launch with pre-orders for one year starting at $74.99 – with an extra three months awarded for early sign-ups. Monthly memberships will be available at launch for $7.99 a month. The service is compatible with Apple and Android devices, Roku, and Amazon Fire, and slots in alongside Netflix, Hulu, or any other digital steaming app.

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7 Responses to Geoff Johns to Write/Produce Stargirl TV Series for DC Streaming

  1. Uncle Willie says:

    We’re headed to the Land of Oversaturated Streaming Services .. everyone wants a piece of that action these days ..

  2. adam wonders the blind comicpimp says:

    time to pull out the stars&strips # this is the golden age to be creating comics and other media content streaming is where it is at and wille everything is over done love you all blind adam out0.

  3. Alana says:

    Is this going to be a cartoon because Stargirl already exists on DC TV in Legends of Tomorrow

  4. Rob Pillsbury says:

    Get your copies of this book now. #0 is flying off of ebay, there’s few in good condition. #0 is now getting hard to find. I just went to mycomicshop and #0 and #1 are sold out. So I went to mile high and they have no #0 and some #1’s for sale at $3. They also have some #1 newsstand editions for $8. I ordered 2 copies of the newsstand and will see what happens. #1 is selling on ebay for $15+ and #0 is at $30+. There is also an awesome JSA #81 cover by Alex Ross featuring S&S. I bought all I could find. I have a feeling this character will do well. Fast!

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